Friday, March 5, 2010

The girl with the paint swatches

I have to laugh every year when I visit the wonderful vendors at the quilt festival and they remember me as "the girl with the paint swatches." Ya'll know I love my paint swatches and I never leave home without them. I can't help it, it's the designer in me. I find when I'm designing new patterns, it helps me to stay focused on my ideas if I keep my color scheme handy.

So here are my fabric, button and trim purchases along with my paint swatches. What do you think?

Now to get to work on those designs! Oh boy! Fun! Fun! Fun!
hugs and friends,
shell

14 comments:

The French Bear said...

Oh Shell, I love those colors!!! what a beautiful shade of blue!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Hef's Mom said...

Clever clever idea! Does this match? Well let's see? SMART! I wanted tp paint our dining room a nice blue similar to that but I was overruled.
P.S. Hef's dad started following you on facebook, he's so weird.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh what a dreamy, soothing palate Shell!! I love this and I think it looks perfect for you and your style!!
THANK YOU sweetie, for your kind email and concern. I am having problems with a VERY mean blogger :( Not a good week for me, I tell ya!! That is why I love to visit you, you make it all go away!!
Love ya sweet friend,
Amy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love the color scheme Shell. I've been wanting some blue too - so pretty!

Julie said...

I love the colors you have used in your home and the pictures you shared a few days ago. I never thought of taking paint chips with me, great idea. I like your choices in fabric, buttons and trims.

Barb said...

Love your purchases!!

Jules said...

I shall always think of you thus, now! Happy weekend!

Shirley said...

I really like your purchases. I never thought about taking paint swatches when I am out shopping for that special item. Have a wonderful weekend.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You know I'm groovin' on every little element here, girlfriend! LOVE IT ALL!
xoxo
Donna

Terri said...

Looks great! Love the color combo!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I can't throw the darn things away, I mean they are color!!! how can I throw color away?

Cozy Little House said...

I think those are the most soothing and tranquil colors! And displayed so beautifully.
Brenda

Lisa Holtzman said...

Beautiful beautiful colors. Love the textures together. Great photo!

Mary Wadsworth said...

Very soothing colors Shell:)
I love paint swatches, I get new ones every time I am at a home improvement
store.
Happy creating.

xo
Mary